29July13 Playing with caesin (milk) paint and chalk paint

I want to paint the dresser in the boys’ room, along with Chance’s bed, so I’m playing around with these two types of paint, plus different topcoats to see what looks best.

Chalk paint by itself – this is just one coat, so it covers pretty well, but is very matte and chalky, so it won’t look good until I put some wax or tung/hemp oil on top. That little dark corner on bottom is some tung oil I rubbed into paint after it was dry.

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Milk paint – really needs more than one coat, the first coat just looks like a wood stain. The fpdark area is tung oil again, rubbed in.

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Waxing

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Tung oil –

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Tung Oil – after seeing what the tung oil did to the paint (deepens color, has more sheen), I added tung oil directly to milk paint, and painted a new area completely.

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